Silent Sam in History and Memory

The University of North Carolina’s Confederate soldier monument, “Silent Sam,” continues to be a point of contention on campus. Over the past few years students have debated whether the monument […]

When a Reader Contacts My School

This morning I was informed that a reader of this blog had written a letter addressed to the headmaster of of my school. The reader took issue with my decision […]

A Rush to Judgement

I’ve had some time to reflect on the story out of East Chapel Hill High School and I want to say what I hope will be some final thoughts. Thanks […]

Two Talks, Two Subjects

For those of you in the Greater Boston area I will be giving two talks next week. The first will be held on Wednesday evening at the Medford Historical Society […]

Report From the Field: Student Reflections

Over the past few days I’ve been going over student reflections from last week’s Civil War battlefields trip. There is simply no substitute for taking students to historic sites. The […]